Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR)

We develop and support activities in artistic research both in the university as well as outside it.

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The Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) develops and supports activities in Artistic Research (AR) at the postdoctoral level, both in the Academies (Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy) and in the Uniarts Helsinki as a whole.

CfAR was created in order to form a community where artistic practice and practitioners, research and researchers can interact in varied and fruitful ways. It gathers all postdoctoral artist-researchers, whether they work in professional fields outside universities or within them, by contract or as visiting researchers, with or without external funding, in Finland or abroad. In addition, CfAR is open to other researchers interested in the study of artistic practices and processes who may benefit from artistic interaction and collaboration with artists and artist-researchers.

Contact information

  • Michaela Bränn


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About our research

Here you’ll find some examples of our research projects.

Our community and activities

Contact information

    • Mieko Kanno

    • Professor, Docmus-tohtorikoulu, Sibelius Academy
    • +358503079992
    • Michaela Bränn

    • Specialist, Opintopalvelut Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358406313553